Here in Spear World we’ve started a tradition of reading stories from the Bible during dessert each night at dinner. Since I don’t care much for sweet things, it’s convenient for me to read while the kids enjoy their treat. We have a children’s bible, from which we usually read. It’s titled The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. It’s a good paraphrase of stories and we’d recommend it for a good children’s version.
Here’s how tonight’s story time went…
Menu: homemade rosemary marinara sauce over shrimp and pasta.
Dessert: chocolate pudding, as chosen by Collin and Elsa
(I read the story with very little interruption by the children and asked them if they had any questions.)
Collin: “I don’t remember the names of Noah’s sons.”
Me: “Elsa, do you remember their names?”
Elsa: “Rainbows are pretty.”
Me: “Very true. Collin, did any of that help you remember.”
Michelle: “Collin just remember that Noah had three sons. When you remember the name of the first one, you’ll probably remember the other two names also. So just try to remember the name of the first son.”
Collin: “I don’t remember.”
Michelle: “Remember, the son’s name is the same as the name of a food that’s one of your favorites for lunch.”
Collin: “Pizza? Noah named his son Pizza?”
I love living here with these people!